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Dodgeball

Dodgeball is a game in which players try to hit other players on the opposing team with balls while avoiding being hit themselves.

An Overview of Dodgeball

There are many variations of the game, but generally the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.

Dodgeball is usually 6-a-side with a minimum of 2 female players on the team. There are 6 balls, if you hit someone with a throw, they are out. If they hit you, you are out. If you catch a throw you get a player back in and the thrower is out – a double swing! Head shots don't count, and there are certain penalties for this.

Each set is normally around 2.5 minutes long, and the team with the most players left at this time wins the set (if they haven't got their opponents out already)

The best thing about dodgeball is that you can play for free. All you need is some space, comfortable clothes and footwear, 5 balls and some friends.

Benefits

  • Develops strength in your arms and shoulders from throwing the ball.
  • Develops power in your legs from jumping, dodging and weaving and flexibility to twist and turn out of the way.
  • Develops quick reflexs and eye hand coordination as you block, catch and throw accurately while moving.

Costs

Taster Dodgeball sessions can be as cheap as £5

Equipment

You'll need a six dodgeballs, the official rules, court dimensions and / or you'll want to find a league.

Find Dodgeball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

National Governing Bodies

UK Dodgeball Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@ukdba.org
Contact Telephone
01438 7791005

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Step Out Youth Group

Step Out is a youth group based in South Wigston, running two nights a week. Tuesdays 6 pm till 7.30 pm & Fridays 6 pm till 8 pm
We run all kind of sports activities indoor and out. Run for 8 till 16 Year of age

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Swallowdale Primary School

Swallowdale Primary School provides children with a varied and carefully planned range of physical activities on a daily basis, allowing them to progress and blossom.

Ivanhoe College

Specialist Technology College in North West Leicestershire

Lutterworth Sports Centre

At Lutterworth Leisure Centre you can workout out, swim, or simply relax all under one roof.

Millfield Academy

Primary School part of the LEAD Academy Trust. Member of the HBSSPAN. 2 form entry Reception to Year 6.

Partners

  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
    Safeguarding
    Melton LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Partnerships
    H&B LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England
    O&W LSA
    NWL LSA

Partners

  • O&W LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Equality Standard
    Active Rutland
  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Sport England
  • H&B LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Active Leicester
    NWL LSA